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    October 28, 2014

    Knotfest - October 24-26, 2014 - San Manuel Amphitheater

    Knotfest October 24-26, 2014 San Manuel Amphitheater Thank the Dark Lord the temperature in San Bernardino was only in the 80s on Saturday, as an estimated 50,000 metalheads, campers and revelers flocked to the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore for Knotfest -- three days of camping and a dark carni ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    Anthrax's Scott Ian Talks new DVD, Knotfest and Interviewing Ozzy

    Anthrax guitarist and founding member Scott Ian has become a man who wears many hats. As most artists tend to explore different realms of the spectrum, some awaken new, unfound talents while others flop. For the 1980s thrash-metal musician, becoming an author, television interviewer, spoken word per ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    Six Reasons I Won't Dance At Your Wedding

    If you're anything like me, you've spent the last two months going to a lot of weddings, either alone or with your significant other. And although we typically don't enjoy sitting in a church and staring at comb-overs, there are two things provided at weddings we can all agree on: food and alcohol. ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Blackcraft Turned a Heavy Metal T-Shirt Operation into Big Business

    In the summer of 2012, sepulchral Orange-based clothing company Blackcraft Cult was just an idea, an itch burrowing through the brains of co-founders Bobby Schubenski and Jim Somers. Less than two years later, their designs appear on celebrities and musicians ranging from Slayer to Kesha, their reve ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Where Do Hardcore Duo It's Casual Go to Get...Casual?

    It's Casual describes itself as Los Angeles' only rock 'n' roll tag team duo. Or something like that. After listening to singer/guitarist Eddie Solis and drummer W.C.E. bash away at the heaviest skate rock riffs this side of Slayer, Black Flag and the Melvins, it's hard to remember much of anything. ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    Call it what you will, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Cock Rock or plain old '80s metal, there is something to be said for an entire subculture that extended from the late '70s and into the early '90s that still has the power to influence art, music and culture today, as a force that refuses to wash off i ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Last Shot: Struggling to Shoot Coachella

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    OC Music Awards - City National Grove of Anaheim - March 9, 2013

    Last Saturday night, a well-dressed army of local music fans, press and artists packed into the City National Grove of Anaheim for the 12 annual OC Music Awards. Like most awards shows, the night's festivities went  bit longer than necessary with a few fumbles here and there and a mixture of in ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    War Beast Front Man Bruce Corbitt Remembers a Fallen Thrasher

    On Dec. 14, 2012, tragedy struck the world of heavy metal once again, as thrash metal guitarist Mike Scaccia, from the Texas old school thrash metal band Rigor Mortis (then later Ministry) passed away at the age of 47, while on stage, doing what he loved with his band. Scaccia may not be a househol ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Cannibal Corpse Take One Last Bite Out of the Festival Season

    The iconic death metal band pull into Anaheim for the Summer Slaughter Tour

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    March 12, 2012

    Ten Questions with That Metal Show's Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson

    ​I grew up in a town where almost every kid wore a jean jacket and worshiped at the altar of Ozzy Osbourne. KNAC blared from garages and Skid Row was played over the loudspeaker at our city's annual carnival. Needless to say, I know a thing or two about metal, which might have something to do with ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    New Hirax Record Coming Soon

    ​Local thrash heroes Hirax announced last week that they are hitting the studio in June to record the band's fourth full-length album. Joining the five-piece will be producer/engineer Bill Metoyer, whose resume includes working with Slayer, Morbid Angel and Armored Saint.

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    January 19, 2012

    The Best Musician Signings And Events At NAMM

    ​With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).

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    November 29, 2011

    Morrissey at the Fox Theater in Pomona Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​MorrisseyNovember 28, 2011Fox Theater in PomonaClick here to see more photos.Morrissey loves Pomona. Pomona worships Morrissey. The atmosphere was electric inside the Fox Theater as Morrissey closed out his swing of Southern California dates. From the moment Morrissey and his band a ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Dueling Dishes: Battle High-End Espresso

    ​Martin Diedrich. The father of the coffee revolution in Orange County, owner of the first coffee shop to make an unapologetic, small, truly Italian cappuccino, as well as the first to introduce la naranja to the idea that coffee needn't be roasted to dust in order to taste like something.Jeff Dug ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    El Centro Cultural de Mexico Faces Eviction

    [Mental Notes] Plus: Introducing the softer side of Rob Zombie, and NYC inmate says he shot Tupac

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    April 25, 2011

    What You Missed: Big 4, Railroad Revial Tour, Paw Pawty, Robert Plant

    ​What'd you miss this weekend? It was a long one for us: We headed out to Indio (again!) for the Big 4 Festival with Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer; then we checked out the Railroad Revival Tour, which stopped in San Pedro with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Mumford & Sons. ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    PHOTOS: The Girls of the Big 4 Festival

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyUh, hello girl of my fucking dreams.​ Well, fuck you, Coachella. This past weekend, we had Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax all in one place, for one night and one night only. Best yet? No silly hipster hippie-resurgence fashions and way more hotter babes. Afte ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    PHILM's School of Rock: Online Auction for Education in Anaheim

    Courtesy of the ACSD​ The past three years have been wrought with difficulties for the Anaheim City School District. Feeling the pain of cuts, the District's budget has been reduced over that period of time by approximately 30 million dollars. That fiscal reality has unfortunately translated into ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Thom Yorke's Dancing Inspires Mash-Up Videos

    ​Radiohead's new album The King of Limbs and its accompanying video for single "Lotus Flower"  had barely been released on Friday when a multitude of parodies based around Thom Yorke's interesting dance moves popped up on YouTube. You can check out all of the funny parodies aft ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    What Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Said: Interviews from the Past vs. Present

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​A few weeks ago, Weezer's frontman Rivers Cuomo got on the phone with us to talk about the band's  Memories Tour, the collection of B-sides, Death to False Metal, the Pinkerton reissue and their latest set, Hurley. During the interview, he talked about their reissues ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    It's Like This and Like That

    [Locals Only] The Greenery compare the L.B. and OC hardcore scenes, among other things

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    September 20, 2010

    Uproar Festival: Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Over the Weekend

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck o​ut our Uproar Festival slideshow featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail the Villian and New Medicine here!Uproar Festival feat. Avenged Sevenfold and DisturbedSeptember 17, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterThe ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    3hree Songs I Never Want To Hear Again (But Undoubtedly Will)

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music.Flickr user striatic​​There are certain songs that are inescapable, that ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Atreyu and the Used at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: Metalcore titans the Used and Atreyu co-headlined two very sold out shows at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Friday and Saturday. Atreyu definitely had the home field advantage and probably could have sold out both nights alone, so I wasn't going to be surprised if a portion of the crowd wou ... More >>

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    September 30, 2009

    Eight Questions with Katon W. De Pena of Hirax

    Hirax with Katon De Pena, third from right.​Interviewing Hirax singer Katon W. De Pena is sort of a waste of time. You see, journalists (me) are supposed to find news and then announce said news to readers (you). But I shit you not when I say that everyone knows De Pena and De Pena knows everyone. ... More >>

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    September 4, 2007

    Rick Rubin: Music Biz Savior?

    The New York Times Magazine's Lynn Hirschberg ponders this crucial matter and concludes that Rubin, the Def Jam impresario/producer (Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Slayer, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash and 17,000 others) who's now employed by Columbia Records, just may be the mensch to prevent this Titanic from ... More >>

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    July 5, 2007

    Full Metal Racket

    SiX turn OC into Oh!Rage! County

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    June 1, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 1 - June 8: Skulls and Whiskey